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Head of International Business Development - Women's Shoes

Michael Page Marketing
England, London
£90000 - £110000 per annum + + OTE (salary negotiable)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts, Sales

Job Details

  • Lead expansion into global markets for a luxury shoe brand
  • Opening for an ambitious business developer to grow international wholesale

Client Details

My client defines luxury. With a factory in London, maintaining not only a 'Made in England', but a 'Made in London' stamp, they have been at the forefront of luxury shoes for 70 years. They own their own retail stores across London and the Middle East, and are now looking to expand further into wholesale markets across the world with aggressive, fast-paced growth targets


This role will be the sole salesperson within the business and will require regular international travel. Applicants must be prepared actively drive business development
  • Work directly with the Managing Director to define a global wholesale strategy
  • Take full ownership of establishing and growing global wholesale networks
  • Utilise existing relationships to generate opportunities and win new business
  • Relentlessly prospect to identify new opportunities for business growth
  • Regularly engage with buyers to win new business, manage existing accounts and drive sales
  • Attend fashion shows and events as the face of the brand
  • Report back to the business on growth and opportunities


Whilst opportunities could arise to build and manage teams alongside growth, initially this role is business development in it's entirety. The candidate must:
  • Be prepared to travel internationally on a regular basis
  • Enjoy business development and be a natural 'hunter', with a proven track record of delivering growth
  • Have a passion for building and nurturing relationships
  • Come with experience in luxury goods, shoes a preference
  • Hold extensive networks within global fashion and have experience of international wholesale markets
  • Be based in London, or able to visit London once a week when not travelling

Job Offer
  • A very competitive salary of £90,000 - £110,000 (negotiable) ; plus OTE
  • Regular international travel
  • Great exposure, autonomy and opportunities to build a team in the future
  • An opportunity to work for a luxury brand


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